Andrew J Shaw (Write Back, October 21) ignores some facts about the Middle East.
Most of the Palestinians were ethnically cleansed by the Zionists when Israel was created on 78% of Palestine in 1948.
The Arabs offered Israel peace for the creation of a Palestinian state in Gaza and the West Bank.
The Israelis refused to withdraw, which contravenes UN Security Council Resolution 242, which called on Israel to end its illegal occupation of these territories since 1967. Israel is required to comply with the UN resolutions and Geneva Convention of Human Rights in order to reach peace in the Middle East.